Guest Blogging is a very effective way of getting traffic to your blog. Many Bloggers avoid guest blogging as it takes more time than other blog marketing techniques like Social Bookmarking or Commenting. However, if you take guest blogging seriously then you can get very quick exposure for your blog. Another advantage of Guest blogging is that it always brings targeted traffic and hence increases your chance of having loyal active followers. In this article i am going to teach you some techniques for effective guest blogging marketing.
1. Selecting a Blog – Selecting a blog to write your guest posts is vital. Always try to write in blogs sharing your niche. For example if you are a tech blogger then you should search for good popular blogs that allows guest posts. You should also keep in mind that you should not aim for the best blogs in your category as such blogs have a long list of criteria and the chances of your guest post being rejected is quite high. Choose an average blog for your first guest post.
2. Preparing your First Post – You must have heard the saying “First Impression is Last Impression”. This is also true for blogging. If you cannot make a good impact in your first guest post then the chances of getting loyal visitors to your own website decreases dramatically. Firstly, you should decide a topic related to the blog for which you are writing. Then search the blog thoroughly and try to find articles that match your own topic. Read all the articles carefully and try to find out a particular point or topic that needs more explanation.For Example : Lets say you have a Mobile Phone blog and you decide to write a Guest Post in GSM Arena. You search the blog for all iPhone 4 related articles and you find that there are no solid articles explaining How to use Cedia Servers to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3. Now you have a target topic and your blog post should elaborate on this point. Of Course this is just an example but i hope you get my point. Another way of writing a good post is to write on current trends in your niche that has not been written before. One of the biggest myths most newbies think is that long posts are always better. let me tell you that this is completely False. Try to keep your article short and informative for your first post. Use relevant pictures and links to make your post most appealing.
3. What next After Posting – Once your post is submitted and approved you will see it appear on the Guest Blog. Most WordPress Blogs already creates a link to your website stating you as a guest author for this particular blog. When i was new to Blogging i always used to think ” Who on Earth would click my Blog’s Link? ” . Trust me, people click them a lot if they like your article. After posting your guest post you should follow your comments sections thoroughly. Respond to any query asked by anyone or greet them with a “Thnx” for their appreciation of your post. Many blogs support Adsense Revenue Sharing so that you can earn a little extra income from your Guest Post. Make sure that you add your Adsense Publisher ID and Code as instructed in the Guest Blog section for that Individual blog.
If you follow these 3 simple steps then i can guarantee you that you will start seeing increased traffic to your own blog. I hope this helps for all those bloggers who had a doubt with the power of Guest Blogging.